Explosions of the Mind

Form: Blank Verse Sonnet

In glares of light that explode in the sky
Just don’t speak to me, don’t you dare touch me
Another squealing flare disturbs the night
As I run away with no place to hide
There is nowhere safe for me to find rest
While humans are setting the sky on fire
It goes on night after night, without end
And while they are laughing, I feel the pain
And all my eyes see is the blood of fear
The once a year crashes, flashes and bangs
Now never-ending and without a care
In the name of fun so what if I’m scared
I’m just an old soldier sent back to fight
In the echoes of a long distant war

©JG Farmer 2020

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